Title: YOU BRIGHT AND RISEN ANGELS: A CARTOON, WITH...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Atheneum, 1987
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition
1st Printing. Signed. 640 pages. Published in 1987. The author's breakthrough debut novel. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny first print run (of reportedly 2500 copies) as a hardcover original only. Despite its intimidating length, it went into multiple subsequent printings. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents William T. Vollmann's massive first novel, supplemented with drawings by him. Surely the most sensational American literary debut of the year 1987, the book was lavished with critical praise that compared the very young and prodigious author to Thomas Pynchon, who did not demur. Probably the most controversial literary figure of his generation, Vollmann is one of the most original and intelligent voices of contemporary American literature. "William T. Vollmann is the only novelist capable of filling the boots of John Barth, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for William T. Vollmann collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by William T. Vollmann. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. True to his novel, Vollmann also drew, using the same black pen, not one but two images on the opposite page (while signing the copy in person at a public event, something he has been known to do) : An intricate spider and a light bulb. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed and drawn copies of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. The orange topstain is intact and every page is crisp, with none of the browning found in many copies online. A rare signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Nominated by the National Book Critics Circle Awards in 2003 for "Rising Up and Rising Down", his multi-volume history on violence. Winner of the National Book Award in 2005 for "Europe Central". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 068911852X. Bookseller Inventory # 18529
Synopsis: A vast, freewheeling, comic/surreal novel, in which the world is a battleground of hostile forces, a cosmic struggle rendered through the stories of assorted young American misfits.
About the Author:
William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.
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